Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Rancher's Widow Hires A Hand

Ridin's all in the hips;
don't be bouncin' in the saddle.
Ropin's in the wrist;
keep it loose, and let it roll.

Here at Desperation,
you don't touch a gal's tequila
unless you're gonna eat the worm -
it won't kill you, son!

Just suck it slow.

For Grapeling's word list at Real Toads.  Check out M's beautiful tribute to Robin Williams.

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love it -- as always and you always amaze me!! Hope your week is going well!

grapeling said...

Love this, MZ ~

Magaly Guerrero said...

"Just suck it slow." And ride on living.

What an great bit of awesomeness, Mama Zen!

Jazzbumpa said...

Not very often do I read something and wish I had written it.

But this is yours to write, not mine.

Exquisite.

Cheers!
JzB

Björn Rudberg said...

That's a darn good way to suck :-)

Fireblossom said...

I like the ending, too, but what I really love is that opening stanza.

Susan said...

If I am interpreting this rightly, you might could post it for the PU Midweek Motif on Happiness.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I, too, especially love the first stanza.......great write, MZ - it has bite!

Steve King said...

You've really made the most of the innocent seeming prompt words. Cool, sensuous, all at once.

Helen said...

A goner after reading stanza #1 ~ love the rhythm, the bravado!

manicddaily said...

Super clever. I think I'd rather have the worm fried though. k.

zongrik said...

yes, very desperate.

Poetic Inspiration.

Marian said...

i'd like to see the brand for Desperation ranch. :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

You nailed it on the head perfect. Love this!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Wowza, Mama! The worm won't kill ya, SUCK IT SLOW. As George Takei would say, "Ooooh myyyy!"

Taut, feisty little poem, and I loved every word. Amy

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such an unexpected twist on the word list!

Susie Clevenger said...

Leave it to you to find the cowgirl in the challenge...love it!

Lorraine Renaud said...

good old passed on Rancher advise eat the worm son...only you MZ, Only you